Pumpkin Lager Beer - Lakefront Brewery, Inc.
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3.53/5 rDev +1.7%
Poured into NB Globe. Appearance is a clear orange with a layer of white head. Some lacing present. Nose pairs familiar pumpkin spices along with a grainy lager base. Cinnamon and all spice come through the most. One significant difference between this and other pumpkin brews is having a lager as a base. This provides a grainy and bready profile instead of a sweet base. The taste features some brown sugar sweetness along with cinnamon. The spice is present but not in your face. The flavor tapers off and has a dry bready finish. Mouthfeel is light with moderate carbonation. Overall, I prefer my pumpkin brews in the form of ale, but this isn't a bad by any measure.
10-31-2012 07:02:17 | More by homebrew311
3.55/5 rDev +2.3%
12oz bottle into a pint glass.
Pours a medium orange with a slight chill haze. White half finger head settles to a thin cap over the beer. No lacing at all.
Aroma is extremely spicy. Cinnamon, nutmeg, and allspice are extremely prominent. A little bit of gingerbread and citrus in the way of apples comes through as well.
On the taste, spice are once again up front really overwhelming all other flavors initially. Tons of cinnamon and allspice really lending a candy apple character to the beer. As the beer warms some more pumpkin character begins to come in with some graham cracker along with a bit of a "squashy" character. It is subtle however. Mouthfeel is clean and crisp like a lager should be and isn't too sweet or sticky.
Overall, a unique take on a pumpkin beer but the spices are a bit too much. I think if the spice was toned down it would allow more subtle characters to come through. Really nice job by Lakefront.
10-25-2012 01:56:57 | More by rangerred
3/5 rDev -13.5%
The weakness here is we got a lager. This is better than the average lager, but the lager has weaker flavor compared to the good ale pumpkin beers. However, this would do in a pinch. I would like this beer on a hot summer day. It's very refreshing. Goes down well with summer jazz fest music like Joe Zawinul music.
10-24-2012 03:01:42 | More by frankiepop
4/5 rDev +15.3%
I get pumpkin spices, vanilla and a tart ginger. I get the ginger full on in the taste with hints of cinnamon and vanilla on the back end of the taste. The ginger is a great taste but becomes tart at time almost wine tart.
I get some caramel malts in there as well reminiscent of an Oktoberfest taste. Each times I take a sip I can smell the ginger in the nose. It really reminds me of the ginger sauce you find in Japanese restaurants. I'm not getting too much pumpkin just a vegetable pumpkin taste which is always good.
The spices outshine in this one and the ginger really in my opinion shines the most. Its good but just wish it was a bit less tart. It was an interesting beer that'd I'd have again next year at Halloween time no problem.
10-18-2012 01:00:14 | More by thebrood1987
2.78/5 rDev -19.9%
Pours like tea. Dark orange, minimal carbonation.
Smells like cinnamon and pumpkin pie spice. Aggressively spicy, and pretty generic. It's nice but not really even pumpkiny, just spicy.
Tastes like it smells. Not exactly bland, not exactly boilerplate, but not exactly well-brewed. It's all spice, only those spices are inexpertly measured and there's none of the tangy or mellow pumpkin nodes of other such brews to cut into the aggressive cinnamon and nutmeg nodes.
It's like a pumpkin pie baked by a middle school home ec class. It's edible, since it's pumpkin pie and honestly I'd eat pumpkin pie that had been dropped on the floor. But the seasoning hints towards a complete lack of experience on behalf of the people who baked it, like they just raided the spice cabinet and started pouring things in all willy nilly.
10-17-2012 21:56:57 | More by mynie
3.65/5 rDev +5.2%
Poured into a glass mug.
A: Clear light orange with two-finger, white frothy head that lasted a couple of minutes. Okay lacing.
S: Pumpkin and lots of cinnamon and spice. Nice.
T: Moderate sweetness and light bitterness. A little too much cinnamon actually. It's overpowering the pumpkin. Not bad though.
M: Light to medium bodied with fizzy carbonation.
O: This isn't amazing but it was better than the couple of pumpkin ales I had the other night. The pumpkin and spice aroma is great.
10-17-2012 03:30:51 | More by SolipsismalCat
3.1/5 rDev -10.7%
Appearance: minimal head, orange-brown in color, hazy, low carbonation
Smell: big and rich pumpkin spice
Taste: bark, clove, cinnamon, and pumpkin spice
Mouthfeel: sweet with slight bitterness in the background, low carbonation, medium-light bodied
Overall: An average pumpkin beer that smells really good but the taste does not follow up at the same level. Not bad, but nothing out of the ordinary. I will pass in the future.
10-15-2012 17:39:33 | More by tigg924
3.08/5 rDev -11.2%
Color is a clear amber with an average head. The smell is a mix of spices that's hard to pin down - maybe nutmeg, maybe some cinnamon. The taste is slightly sweet, but not overly so. Cinnamon seems to come through the strongest, with slight grass and bread flavors typical of a lager. Not very complex, but nothing offensive either. Thin mouthfeel. Not too bad, certainly drinkable, but nothing memorable going on here.
10-15-2012 05:24:17 | More by DeltaGolfSierra
3.53/5 rDev +1.7%
Poured into a standard pint glass.
The beer is a clear amber orange with a frothy cream colored head. The head slowly recedes to a fine film, then eventually disappears completely. No lacing stays on the glass.
The aroma is at first like an orange-citrus note. This gives way to nutmeg and other pumpkin pie spices.
The beer tastes bright and has a very good cinnamon start, even a peppery spiciness becomes evident. On the back end there are clove and nutmeg spices, and a subdued hop presence.
The mouthfeel is very rich and creamy. Smooth. Carbonated.
Overall, I'm not blown away by this, but nor am I offended. It's actually a pretty sessionable affair, and the mouthfeel really is nice. I get cinnamon the most here, and it's got a nice spicy kick to it.
10-12-2012 23:15:27 | More by JuicesFlowing
Pumpkin Lager Beer from Lakefront Brewery, Inc.
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